PU Professor delivers a talk at Indian Science Congress


Chandigarh, January 9, 2019: Prof.Rajat Sandhir, Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh delivered a talk on relationship of Blood Sugar and Brain Health related to his work in connection between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease in a plenary session on “Recent Trends of Research in Neurodegenerative diseases” during the Indian Science Congress concluded recently at Jalandhar.
He stressed that the root of "Alzheimer’s disease" is the phenomenon in which brain cells are unable to respond to insulin, which is essential for basic tasks, including memory and learning. In the last 20 years, there has been a parallel rise in the number of people with diabetes the rate of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer’s disease has now been classified as a new type of diabetes (type 3 diabetes). He also showed from his pre-clinical work that correcting insulin dysfunctions in the brain cells is beneficial in reversing memory functions.
Prof. Sandhir also chaired a “Science Communicators’ Meet” which was meant to bring together different interest groups in the field of science promotion and communication on a single platform.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019